4ipnet Wall Jack APs and WHG Controller to Provide Managed Wi-Fi Access
The Clarion Cork, the largest 4 star hotel in Cork City, Ireland, implements 4ipnet EA700 Wall Jack APs and WHG401 Secure WLAN Controller to provide differentiated wireless access services for guests, staff, and event attendees… #
4ipnet, Inc., a leading networking device provider for manageable, reliable, and secure wireless access, today announced that The Clarion Hotel Cork, the largest 4 star hotel in Cork City, Ireland, has implemented 4ipnet EAP700 Wall Jack APs and WHG401 Secure WLAN Controller , to provide differentiated wireless access services for its guests, staff, and event attendees.
The Clarion Hotel Cork is located in the heart of the city and features more than 190 luxury en-suite bedrooms and 6 meeting rooms. As a selected venue that has been hosting Yearly Macintosh Forum, the Clarion strives to maintain a high level of services and facilities, and planned to deploy a manageable wireless network throughout the entire hotel’s 7 buildings, covering bedrooms, conference and event suites, and public areas. The challenges include:
• Consistent and reliable wireless coverage throughout 7 buildings
• Aesthetically pleasing equipment to match interior décor
• Centralized AP management
• Custom-tailored login pages for different user groups during events
• Differentiated wireless access services for guests, staff, and visitors
• Internet access from various handheld devices
With 4ipnet products, free but managed Wi-Fi Internet access is available to all guests. “We are very happy with the equipments installed and the wireless works well at the hotel,” said the sales and marketing manager of the hotel. Mac users during the annual gala event are able to experience portable Internet surfing with convenience and quality. After an on-site test, 4ipnet EAP700 Wall Jack AP was selected for its unique low profile, lightweight design with built-in antenna. A total of 75 EAP700 APs have been deployed throughout hotel buildings and centrally managed by one 4ipnet WHG401 Controller. Key solutions and features include:
Centralized Management of Access Points
All deployed access points are remotely managed by the WHG401 via a single, integrated platform, providing a central point of administration and monitoring; each access point can be enabled or disabled for access by the network administrator.
Lightweight and Aesthetically Pleasing Equipment
The EAP700 features a small equipment footprint with its built-in antenna and white color case, perfectly matching with the hotel environment.
Service Zones and Differentiated Network Services
The Service Zone feature enables managed, differentiated services of all types, whether it be for complimentary Internet service for hotel guests, charged wireless access for temporary users, or specific applications that demand QoS (quality of service) such as VoIP over Wi-Fi on iPhone.
On-Demand & AAA
The WHG401’s on-demand account generation capability provides instantaneous, chargeable accounts for visitors or event attendees. Its multiple, customizable billing plans fit the needs of different kinds of hotel guests.
Quick and Secure Wireless Extension
With 4ipWES Press-n-Connect, a quick wireless extension is possible through one-touch configuration and deployment.
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